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May 29, 2021

Humpback near Patos Island!

Jordan | Kestrel | 05/29/2021 What a beautiful day out on the water! Captain Brian and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and and headed north through the San Juan Channel. We heard whispers of whales up north so we boated towards the Canadian boarder. Weaving between islands, we emerged near...Read more
Gray Whale in Salish Sea

May 29, 2021

Surprise Gray Whale Fluking Near Cattle Point Lighthouse

Olivia | M/V Osprey | May 29th, 2021 | 12:30pm Kicking off Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, we left the dock with Koma Kulshan (Mount Baker) standing tall on the blue horizon as the water below sparkled in the mid-morning sun. Captain Gabe decided to start our adventures south through San Juan...Read more

May 29, 2021

Mother and Calf Humpback up North!

What a great day today! The sun was shining, the ocean was sparkling and spirits were high. Captain Brian and I took the Kestrel out of Friday Harbor and towards norhtern waters. We stopped by Speiden Island where we spotted two bald ealges! These birds always make me smile. They seemed really...Read more
Bigg’s Killer Whales Rosario Strait

May 28, 2021

Bigg’s Killer Whales in the Rosario

The day started strong! The sun was bold this morning following a rainy day off. With only a half hour before suiting up for an afternoon adventure tour there were rumors of orcas in the Rosario strait, heading south towards Anacortes. Now, if I’ve learned anything in my brief time here thus far,...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Rosario Strait!

May 28, 2021

8 Bigg's Killer Whales Traveling in the Rosario Strait!

Laura | M/V Osprey | 5/28/2021 | 12:30 PM Today was an exciting day boating in the Rosario Strait! We headed out of Friday Harbor on M/V Osprey with Captain Gabe, Captain Pete, Olivia, me, and a boat full of excited passengers. We had a report of orcas earlier in the day and were making our way...Read more
Bigg's Killer Whales in the Rosario Strait!

May 28, 2021

8 Bigg's Killer Whales Traveling in the Rosario Strait!

Laura | M/V Osprey | 5/28/2021 | 12:30 PM Today was an exciting day boating in the Rosario Strait! We headed out of Friday Harbor on M/V Osprey with Captain Gabe, Captain Pete, Olivia, me, and a boat full of excited passengers. We had a report of orcas earlier in the day and were making our way...Read more

May 27, 2021

8 Bigg's Killer Whales by Lime Kiln State Park!

Abby | Kestrel | 5/27/2021 We suited up for our tour, the promise of a typical Washington drizzle looming off in the distance. The tide was at its lowest point, more so than I had ever seen, driving the crustaceans and nudibranchs lower on the pilings than they cared to travel. We set off on the...Read more
Transient Orca in Haro Strait

May 27, 2021

Two Bigg's Killer Whale Families Mingle in Haro Strait

Olivia | M/V Sea Lion | May 27th, 2021 | 13:00 Leaving the dock today, we had one of the lowest tides I have ever seen with the Super [Blood] moon in full effect this week. With mud flats extending below the pier and lots of crabs and critters making their debut, we set out in search of whales and...Read more

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